Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt_The cotton and steel version

Today I’m sharing my second Scrappy Trip Around the World Quilt.  The first scrappy trip quilt was so fun to make that I couldn’t resist making another!   This time I used all cotton and steel fabrics from various lines in blues, aqua’s and yellows.

I made 30 blocks using Bonnie from Quiltville’s tutorial to make a throw size.

File Jun 23, 10 38 46 AMFor this Scrappy Trip quilt, I cut a bunch of 2.5in strips in the various colors I wanted to use and then randomly made blocks from them.  I like to keep the middle color cohesive and went with the dark blues for that.

You can see how I organized the fabric strips by color below.File Jun 23, 10 42 44 AMThis fabric pull is from a previous quilt I made and I loved it so much that I had to find another quilt to make with it.   Even though they use the same fabrics, they look completely different.File Jun 23, 10 43 07 AMFile Jun 23, 10 42 24 AMI use Bonnie’s pressing instructions to make the blocks but then don’t press completed blocks at all until it’s a quilt top.   This allows me to nest seams the whole way through and no pins are needed.   It becomes a little bit of a puzzle when pressing the quilt top but both times it’s worked out well for me. File Jun 23, 10 41 28 AMI quilted this one with straight lines along side each seam using my walking foot.File Jun 23, 10 41 04 AMquiltylove_EmilyDennis-8752quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8754quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8765quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8757quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8767I kept my backing neutral with this fun grey metallic print by Cotton and Steel. quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8770quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8771quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8992quiltylove_EmilyDennis-8998I have a feeling this won’t be my last scrappy trip quilt 🙂

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